A Spanish choose has seen “adequate proof” for Colombian singer Shakira to face trial for tax fraud, in accordance with a court docket doc launched Thursday.
Choose Marco Jesus Juberias has concluded a pre-trial investigation of prosecutors’ allegations that the singer didn’t pay as much as 14.5 million euros ($ 17.2 million) in earnings taxes earned between 2012 and 2014. It’s a preliminary step earlier than a trial takes place. place.
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“The paperwork connected to the lawsuit are adequate proof of irregularities to proceed with the method,” the choose stated within the court docket doc.
Whereas prosecutors say that Shakira lived within the Catalonia area throughout these years, her representatives argue that she didn’t stay in Spain till 2015 and has met all of her tax obligations.
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Shakira’s representatives in Spain stated in an emailed assertion Thursday that the court docket doc was an “anticipated step within the course of” and that the singer’s authorized crew “continues to belief and absolutely cooperate with the judiciary and won’t do extra feedback “.
The 44-year-old singer and FC Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué have been collectively since 2011 and have two kids.